News

Floyd doubtful for season finale

Rookie outside linebacker Leonard Floyd did not practice again Friday due to a concussion and has been listed as doubtful for Sunday's season finale in Minnesota.

The first-round draft pick, who suffered his second concussion in five weeks in last Saturday's loss to the Redskins, has played in 12 games this season, recording 33 tackles and seven sacks.

floyd-inside-123016.jpg

Leonard Floyd did not practice again Friday due to a concussion and has been listed as doubtful.

"You'd prefer guys to be in there every game, but I've seen enough of him to know he's got a bright, bright future," said coach John Fox.

The Bears traded up two spots to select Floyd with the ninth pick in the draft. He missed two games in October with a calf injury and then returned with a vengeance, recording 16 tackles, 6.5 sacks and five tackles-for-loss in his next five contests.

In a Week 7 loss to the Packers, Floyd sacked Aaron Rodgers, forcing and recovering a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Later in the season the rookie generated two more points when he sacked 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert in the end zone for a safety.

In other injury news, eight Bears players are questionable for Sunday's finale: quarterback David Fales (right thumb); right tackle Bobby Massie (toe); outside linebackers Pernell McPhee (shoulder) and Willie Young (knee); cornerbacks Tracy Porter (knee/shoulder), Cre'von LeBlanc (knee) and Bryce Callahan (knee); and safety Deon Bush (ankle).

The Vikings are expected to be missing two of their top offensive weapons. Running back Adrian Peterson (knee/groin) has been ruled out of the game and receiver Stefon Diggs (hip) is doubtful.

Peterson appeared in just three contests this season, rushing for 72 yards on 37 carries, a 1.9-yard average. Diggs leads the Vikings with 84 receptions for 903 yards.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content

Advertising

Advertising